Work at Meyers Nave

We invite you to explore the employment opportunities at Meyers Nave.  We promote an environment that encourages and supports integrity, diversity, professional growth and personal fulfillment for everyone working at our firm--attorneys and staff alike.

From the firm’s humble beginning as a small office in San Leandro with five attorneys and three staff, we have grown to six offices with over 150 attorneys and staff.  New lateral and entry level attorneys, summer associates, and staff join Meyers Nave every year.  We believe our steady and stable growth over the past 25 years speaks volumes about the success of the firm and the people who work here.

We hire people who share our values and commitment to excellence, hard work, diversity, a sense of humor and a belief that people who balance their personal and professional lives make productive and fulfilled employees.

Our professional staff enjoy compensation and benefits that are competitive with those of other California firms. Our comprehensive benefits plan includes health, vision and dental insurance, paid vacation and sick days, and retirement savings plans. 

Meyers Nave is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect the right of every person to participate in all aspects of employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, citizenship, veteran status, gender expression and/or identity, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

JOB POSTING:  MARKETING MANAGER

Meyers Nave, a California law firm, is seeking an experienced Marketing Manager located in its Oakland or Los Angeles, California office. 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Marketing Manager reports to the Director of Marketing, who is located in the Firm's Oakland office. The Marketing Manager is a key part of the marketing team with a leadership role in a variety of marketing and business development initiatives and projects. The Marketing Manager is a hands-on position that has primary responsibility for developing, managing and implementing Firm-wide marketing and business development programs and activities that are focused on practice groups and offices, as well as key programs such as the Women’s Initiative. The Marketing Manager also assists the Director of Marketing with the overall planning of the Department’s areas of responsibility in the Firm’s Strategic Plan.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The position’s essential functions include but are not limited to:
Support, shape and execute marketing and business development plans, initiatives and projects;
Work directly with Practice Group Leaders and office leaders to help advise and guide marketing and business development ideas, opportunities and competitive positioning efforts;
Assist Practice Group Leaders with ongoing follow-up among practice group attorneys in completing practice group marketing and business development plans;
Assist attorneys with implementation of individual business development plans;
Proactively contribute to improving and enhancing the strategic and creative content of RFP responses, customized pitches and client presentations;
Initiate and implement strategies to raise the profile of practice groups and offices in traditional and non-traditional media;
Assist the Director of Marketing with expanding internal marketing and business development communications and outreach strategies;
Collaborate with team colleagues who provide assistance with events, research, pitch/proposal/RFP response preparation and database maintenance, distribution of client alerts, website updates and blog posts;
Ability to travel to all Firm offices and, when needed, work extended hours;
Maintain composure and work efficiently and accurately during highly stressful circumstances;
Demonstrate excellent customer support;
Work cordially, cooperatively and productively with all Firm employees; and
Other functions as assigned.

Management retains the right to add to or change the functions of this position at any time.

QUALIFICATIONS

B.A. and 5+ years of legal services marketing experience;
Excellent organizational skills and proven ability to prioritize, manage and complete simultaneous projects with minimal supervision;
Self-starter with enthusiastic initiative and the greatest attention to detail and deadlines;
Pragmatic, diplomatic and resourceful, with the ability to adapt quickly to different and changing situations;
Solid ability to present, discuss and finalize ideas, plans and action items;
Outstanding writing, editing and proofreading skills, especially developing creative and original content;
Strong conceptual thinker, planner and implementation leader;
Demonstrated problem-solving, troubleshooting and analytical skills;
Experience working independently and as part of a team;
Collaborative interpersonal skills; and
Strong knowledge of CRM, Excel, Microsoft 2010 suite, and Adobe Photoshop.

Meyers Nave is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive compensation and benefits.  Meyers Nave does not discriminate on the basis of any protected category, including but not limited to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status.

Please submit cover letter and resume to Kara Fraser, Human Resources and Office Manager by email to meyersjobs@meyersnave.com, or by mail to 555 12th Street, Suite 1500, Oakland, CA 94607.

JOB POSTING:   Labor and Employment Paralegal

JOB SUMMARY

Working under the supervision of attorneys and lead paralegal(s), the Litigation Paralegal will assist the Labor & Employment Group with various aspects of cases including, but not limited to: discovery, settlement, post-settlement and/or trial preparation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Work closely with attorneys and team members to oversee the management of cases from inception through trial/settlement and post-trial/post-settlement;
Draft, review and revise legal documents;
Maintain case files, review, analyze and summarize documents and update discovery logs and indices;
Organize and maintain master documents and/or document databases;
Support and help supervise document productions (organization, administration and computerization);
Assist in preparation of discovery motions, gathering of documents for use as exhibits and development of witness outlines;
Cite-check briefs, prepare exhibits for filing with the courts and review court transcripts;
Deposition and hearing preparation;
Obtain documents from agencies or other sources and coordinate vendor services;
Monitor pending decisions and assist with legal research;
Identify, prepare and organize exhibits, testimony and trial-related filings (e.g., joint deposition reports, exhibit and witness lists, jury instructions, motions in limine, notices to appear, subpoenas) as needed.
Assist with document review and coordination of back-end database management using Concordance.
Perform other litigation support duties such as Bates stamping exhibits, preparing spreadsheets and CDs, hyperlinking PDFs, reviewing litigation docket and ensuring that all dates are calendared correctly;

OTHER FUNCTIONS

May work closely with attorneys to supervise junior paralegals and discovery teams as needed;

QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor’s Degree and/or a Paralegal Certificate with applicable work experience is required;
California Business & Professions Code Section 6450 compliance is required. Where applicable, Paralegals must also be compliant with California Business & Professions Code Sections 6450(c)(3) or 6450(c)(4) relating to an Attorney Attestation.
Minimum of five years as a Litigation Paralegal with a law firm or in-house legal department;
Very strong technical skills and understanding of litigation support are strongly preferred;
Prior Labor & Employment experience is desired, though not a requirement;
Strong written and verbal communication skills;
Self-starter with ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment;
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite 2010 is required;
Prior experience with Concordance (or other eDiscovery software), LiveNote, Adobe Acrobat Pro XI; Casebook programs or other data management systems, document management programs such as iManage or Docs Open is preferred;
Strong legal research database skills and experience with Westlaw and/or Lexis

HOW TO APPLY

To find out more about joining Meyers Nave, please contact Human Resources at meyersjobs@meyersnave.com.

JOB POSTING:   Labor and Employment Associate

Meyers Nave seeks a highly motivated associate to join our Labor and Employment Practice Group in our Oakland office.

The ideal candidate will have three to four years of experience in employment litigation, including drafting pleadings, drafting and arguing motions, and taking and defending depositions, and in other aspects of labor and employment law including negotiations, investigations, employee training, and counseling.  Qualified candidates will be motivated self-starters with a strong academic record, superior writing and communication skills, and a commitment to excellence.  Candidates should thrive in a fast-paced environment. Experience with public sector labor relations is a plus.

Meyers Nave is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive compensation and benefits.

Currently, we are not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample by mail to: Kara Fraser, HR and Office Manager, 555 12th Street, Suite 1500, Oakland, CA, 94607; or by email to: meyersjobs@meyersnave.com.

Job Posting: Municipal Law Associate

Meyers Nave seeks a highly motivated attorney with at least three years of municipal law experience to join our Sacramento office.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with public agencies and a demonstrated interest in community service. Key qualifications include excellent writing and research skills, superior public speaking ability, and a high degree of interest in working directly with public agency clients. Relevant professional experience may include, but is not limited to, Brown Act, conflicts of interest, public contracting, land use, real estate, code enforcement, and personnel.

Meyers Nave offers a collaborative work environment where associate attorneys are an essential part of our team of attorneys working directly with our clients. We handle a broad variety of challenging issues which offer exciting opportunities for our attorney teams.

Meyers Nave is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive compensation and benefits.

Please submit cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample by email to: hiringmanager@meyersnave.com.

JOB POSTING:  PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PARALEGAL MANAGER

JOB SUMMARY

The Professional Development and Paralegal Manager is responsible for developing and administering Meyers Nave’s professional development and employee training programs, and for supervising the Firm’s paralegals.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Essential Functions Relating to the Firm’s Professional Development Program

Develop and administer classroom, interactive, and web-based training programs (the Firm’s “Professional Development Program” or “Meyers Nave Academy”) in substantive legal and business topics including but not limited to:

Business development topics such as marketing, successful business pitches, and personal business development plans;
Trial advocacy;
Deposition skills;
Negotiation and mediation skills;
Legal and general writing skills;
Oral advocacy and public speaking skills;
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Discovery;
Complex litigation;
Law firm accounting; and
Ethical issues.

Partner, where appropriate, with Firm attorneys and with external educational providers (e.g., National Institute of Trial Advocay, etc.) when administering the Professional Development Program;

Ensure that individual segments of the Professional Development Program, where appropriate, are certified for CLE credit, track participant attendance, and follow up with participants regarding CLE credit;

Develop and administer practice group specific training programs in substantive legal and business topics as required by Practice Group Leaders (“PGLs”); this essential functions requires frequent interaction with PGLs;

Partner with the Firm’s Department of Information Technology to administer employee training for Firm technology;

Work with Firm management, principals, PGLs and attorneys to identify core attorney competencies;

Work with associates and junior lawyers to develop individualized professional and career development plans through evaluations, feedback, mentoring, and career planning.

Ensure that past program material (including video, electronic and paper material) are archived and easily accessible to Firm personnel; and

Track Firm attorneys’and paralegals’internal and external CLE education hours to ensure that employees remain compliant with State Bar requirements, communicate with employees regarding individual State Bar reporting deadlines, and assist employees with individual reporting.

Essential Functions Relating to Paralegal Management

Coordinate paralegal workflow among Firm Practice Groups to maintain efficiency and ensure that paralegals meet billable hour requirements;

Work with paralegals to develop individual professional development goals and monitor paralegals’ progress towards these goals;

Develop short and long-term paralegal program objectives, initiatives and procedures, and continuously evaluate program effectiveness to ensure the delivery of exceptional paralegal services;

Work closely with attorneys and administrative departments to identify and implement best practices in providing the Firm with paralegal support; 

Continuously assess paralegal staffing levels and make recommendations to the Director of Human Resources regarding staffing-level adjustments;

Recruit, screen, and interview paralegals candidates; make paralegal hiring recommendations to the Director of Human Resources;

Administer paralegal performance evaluations and continuously improve the paralegal performance evaluation process;

Coordinate with the Department of Human Resources regarding paralegals orientation;

Ensure that paralegals comply with Firm guidelines, standards and practices;

Maintain an “open door” policy for paralegals coaching and counseling;

Act as a liaison on behalf of paralegals to the Firm’s Departments of Human Resources, IT, Marketing, Finance, Risk, and work with administrative directors as necessary; and

Monitor paralegal expenses.

Essential Functions Applicable to Both Areas of Responsibility

Perform special projects as assigned by the Director of Human Resources;

Travel among all Meyers Nave offices and work extended hours as needed;

Maintain composure and work efficiently and accurately during highly stressful circumstances;

Demonstrate excellent customer support;

Work cordially, cooperatively and productively with Firm employees; and

Other functions as assigned.

Management retains the right to add to or change the functions of this position at any time.

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Maintains a professional network and key resource contacts.

QUALIFICATIONS

A minimum of five (5) years of law firm experience and a four (4) year degree or equivalent work experience is required.

Prior work experience in California as a paralegal and current ability and credentials to work as a paralegal under Business and Professions Code;

Strong leadership, coaching and conflict resolution skills;

Excellent interpersonal skills, including but not limited to an ability to interact effectively with and supervise employees with varied backgrounds and levels of responsibility and an ability to communicate authoritatively and diplomatically with attorneys;

Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and a command of the English language, including proper spelling and grammar;

Ability to juggle multiple projects and respond quickly to changing priorities;

Strong organizational skills;

Ability to work well under stress;

Strong analytical thinking skills;

Ability to work independently with little or no direction;

Ability to effectively function in a team environment, including but not limited to the ability to be open minded, cordial and cooperative with Firm employees; and

Computer literacy and familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation programs (proficiency in MS Office 2010 preferred).

JOB POSTING: DIRECTOR OF RISK MANAGEMENT

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Director of Risk Management is responsible for supervising the Firm’s Risk and Calendaring Departments and for oversight of the Firm’s contracts and risk management practices and procedures.  The Director of Risk Management takes a leadership role promoting the Firm’s culture, which encourages employees to attain maximum productivity and professional growth in a healthy, respectful environment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The position’s essential functions include but are not limited to:

Establish and monitor key risk indicators, as well as implement corrective action plans to mitigate risk;

Develop, document, communicate and deliver training on best practice policies and workflow procedures to achieve excellent service levels in the Risk and Calendaring Departments;

In conjunction with the Human Resources Department, supervise the Firm’s Risk and Calendaring Departments’ employees.  This includes but is not limited to providing ongoing performance feedback, holding regular staff meetings and monitoring and supporting the professional growth of these employees;

Conduct internal audits of risk procedures of various departments;

Draft and/or review proposed engagement letters/client contracts for compliance with Firm policies;

Establish and oversee procedures to capture updated information on Firm engagements and contracts;

Develop and maintain legal-service contract database that contains all active Firm legal-services contracts;

Coordinate with Firm’s Human Resources Department to ensure that Firm’s Human Resources policies and practices comply with any obligations imposed by Firm legal-services contracts;

Work with the Firm’s Director of Conflicts and responsible attorneys to implement ethical walls for incoming laterals or contract attorneys when deemed appropriate;

Review proposed responses to client audit letter requests to assure accuracy and compliance with Firm policies and procedures;

Coordinate with Firm’s billing employees on risk issues relating to billing and client audits;

Ensure that Firm employees comply with Firm’s risk management policies and procedures.  The Director of Risk Management is required to frequently interact with Firm Principals to ensure Firm-wide compliance;

Oversee annual application for and renewal of liability insurance policies;

Plan, direct and supervise the Calendar Department with includes, but is not limited to, monitoring and interpreting court rules, creating and providing docket reports to employees and maintaining Firm’s calendar docket database;

Conduct annual audit of calendaring and docketing procedures and practice;

Ensure that the Calendar Department employees timely and accurately respond to calendar information requests;

Maintain contacts with the Firm’s outside ethics and conflicts counsel;

Perform special projects as assigned by the Executive Director and Executive Committee;

Maintain composure and work efficiently and accurately during highly stressful circumstances;

Demonstrate excellent customer support; and

Other functions as assigned.

Management retains the right to add to or change the functions of this position at any time.

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Maintain contacts with counterparts in other law firms and individuals in related associations.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

J.D. from an accredited law school and 5 or more years of work experience in a law firm;

Demonstrated expertise in calendaring systems;

Strong leadership, coaching and conflict resolution skills;

Excellent interpersonal skills, including but not limited to an ability to interact effectively with and supervise employees with varied backgrounds and levels of responsibility and an ability to communicate authoritatively and diplomatically with attorneys.

Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and a command of the English language, including proper spelling and grammar;

Ability to juggle multiple projects and respond quickly to changing priorities;

Strong organizational skills;

Ability to work well under stress;

Strong analytical thinking skills;

Ability to work independently with little or no direction;

Ability to effectively function in a team environment, including but not limited to the ability to be open minded, cordial and cooperative with Firm employees; and

Computer literacy and familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation programs.

Meyers Nave is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive compensation and benefits. Meyers Nave does not discriminate on the basis of any protected category, including but not limited to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status.

Please submit cover letter and resume to Michael Hughes, Director of Human Resources by email to meyersjobs@meyersnave.com, or by mail to 555 12th Street, Suite 1500, Oakland, CA 94607.

To find out more about joining Meyers Nave, please contact Human Resources at meyersjobs@meyersnave.com.

If you are interested in working for us as a member of our professional staff, please submit your resume and cover letter to Human Resources:

  • Via Email: meyersjobs@meyersnave.com
  • Via Fax: 510.444.1108
  • Via US Post: 555 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94607
  • Please, no phone calls or recruiters.

We are an EOE and offer a competitive salary and benefits package. No telephone calls please.